Interbike 2015 - Showroom Floor Gallery
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Sep 20, 2015  hits 154,652

The new Lazer Wasp Air comes in a variety of colors now.
The new Lazer Wasp Air comes in a variety of colors now. Helmets » 

There's far too much at Interbike to show you everything. But this is a sample of some of the more interesting tidbits we caught on the showroom floor, neatly categorized for your browsing pleasure. We have a couple more features on specific items coming up, including detailed looks at the new Argon18 E119 and the LOOK 796 Monoblade. Stay tuned for those. But for now, enjoy the gallery!



Helmets 

  • The new Lazer Wasp Air comes in a variety of colors now.
  • The new Lazer Wasp Air comes in a variety of colors now.
  • The Kask Bambino Pro now comes in a variety of colors as well.
  • The Wiggins World Champion replica Kask Bambino.
  • The SH Tri Eolus is an Italian helmet with very little presence stateside.
  • The SH Tri Eolus is an Italian helmet with very little presence stateside.
  • The SH Tri Eolus is an Italian helmet with very little presence stateside.
  • The new Giant Rivet TT is a short-tail lid with very soft ear flaps, making the helmet very easy to put on.
  • The new Giant Rivet TT is a short-tail lid with very soft ear flaps, making the helmet very easy to put on.
  • The new Giant Rivet TT is a short-tail lid with very soft ear flaps, making the helmet very easy to put on.
  • Lots of licensed Disney designs have become available, from Frozen to Star Wars.
  • Lots of licensed Disney designs have become available, from Frozen to Star Wars.
  • Anyone with kids will have a hard time saying no to something like this.

Electronics 

  • Now this is a cool little idea called Aerobar Edge - a sensor that goes beneath your arm pad, and records how long you are actually in aero. It then plots that information against elevation, speed, etc, for a variety of cool metrics.
  • Now this is a cool little idea called Aerobar Edge - a sensor that goes beneath your arm pad, and records how long you are actually in aero. It then plots that information against elevation, speed, etc, for a variety of cool metrics.
  • Now this is a cool little idea called Aerobar Edge - a sensor that goes beneath your arm pad, and records how long you are actually in aero. It then plots that information against elevation, speed, etc, for a variety of cool metrics.
  • Power meters now abound, and Rotor showed off their new offerings.
  • Power meters now abound, and Rotor showed off their new offerings.
  • The 4iiii power meter is among a new wave of inexpensive single-leg options.
  • 4iiii also makes a detachable heads-up display that clips onto sunglasses.
  • I liked these little LED clipons from 4id, making for safe night running.
  • I liked these little LED clipons from 4id, making for safe night running.
  • 4id also makes a variety of other LED items.
  • The light-up segment of Interbike seems to grow every year.
  • The Pioneer Dura-Ace 9000 power meter now comes in a number of colors, as well as a single-leg version.
  • The Recon Jet was recently acquired by Intel, and is getting quite a bit of buzz. I found the glasses to be rather heavy and somewhat obtrusive.
  • The Recon Jet was recently acquired by Intel, and is getting quite a bit of buzz. I found the glasses to be rather heavy and somewhat obtrusive.
  • Solos is another new heads-up display project, though not yet available to consumers.

XLAB Torpedo Versa 

The new XLAB Versa mount is an update to the popular Torpedo plate that adds a BTA mount to any aerobar. It now features an articulating front end for custom computer placement, as well as a variable-width aerobar mount to fit no matter the spacing of your extensions.

  • XLAB Torpedo Versa
  • XLAB Torpedo Versa
  • XLAB Torpedo Versa
  • XLAB Torpedo Versa
  • XLAB Torpedo Versa
  • XLAB Torpedo Versa
  • Hey, I recognize that guy, and the brake he's using!
  • XLAB Torpedo Versa

Boyd Wheels 

Boyd Wheels is one of a number of newer wheel companies trying to distinguish itself in a crowded market. Here, Boyd showed that he does actual research and development on his products, rather than being an all-too-common copycat brand. The new die-cast titanium cassette carriers and 5.6-degree engagement hubs are some cool developments, and his 15-pound aluminum wind tunnel prototype was quite a beast to lift.

  • Boyd Wheels
  • Boyd Wheels
  • Boyd Wheels
  • Boyd Wheels
  • Boyd Wheels
  • Boyd Wheels
  • Boyd Wheels

Bikes 

These are some novelties we saw on the showroom floor.

  • The LG Gennix is a bit of a curiosity, and definitely not what I'd call a 'best practices' design. LG makes great clothing, but not so great frames.
  • This cabling leaves a bit to be desired. A lot, in fact.
  • The Ridley Dean FAST is another questionable design. Fairly clean from up front, but it misses a lot of what makes other modern bikes great.
  • The Ridley Dean FAST is another questionable design. Fairly clean from up front, but it misses a lot of what makes other modern bikes great.
  • Very odd split front fork. Supposedly fast, but somehow I doubt it.
  • Sparkles, anyone?
  • Now this is a bike! Sadly, not rideable.

Vision Tech and FSA 

Vision had some great things on display, including their new absolutely lust-worthy Metron BB386EVO aero crank. This is the crank seen on Starky's new bike that took the Roth bike course record.

  • The new beautiful Metron crank.
  • The new beautiful Metron crank appears to take standard chainrings, but won't work with anything smaller than about 52t according to Vision.
  • FSA's new aero brake is a direct-mount only option. Contrary to popular belief, I'm very glad to see more players in the aero brake game. It's a category too long ignored by the rest of the industry, and I like to see designs move forward to improve everyone's game.
  • FSA had a new low-stack stem, helpful for people trying to lower their front end.
  • The new Trimax Carbon bars are Vision's first with adjustable extension stack height. It also comes with the stem.
  • The new Trimax Carbon bars are Vision's first with adjustable extension stack height. It also comes with the stem.
  • A new aero stem from Vision.
  • Vision's new aero drink system is a lot like the Speedfil system, but features a single-stage fill flap rather than Speedfil's zero-splash tech.
  • Vision's new aero drink system is a lot like the Speedfil system, but features a single-stage fill flap rather than Speedfil's zero-splash tech.
  • Vision's new aero drink system is a lot like the Speedfil system, but features a single-stage fill flap rather than Speedfil's zero-splash tech.
  • Vision's new aero drink system is a lot like the Speedfil system, but features a single-stage fill flap rather than Speedfil's zero-splash tech.

Misc 

  • Shimano's long-awaited disc is finally available to consumers this year (tubular only).
  • Shimano will also be selling their new trispoke, seen in Pro Tour events this year.
  • Shimano's disc hubs have a little more spacing away from the disc surface, to avoid scratching of derailleurs (a problem that plagued their prototypes).
  • As always, Interbike is a colorful display of what's going on in the cycling industry.
  • Prestacycle had some interesting inflation products on hand, including air compressor fittings and a new tire lever design.
  • Prestacycle had some interesting inflation products on hand, including air compressor fittings and a new tire lever design.
  • Microshift showing off their drivetrain with a motorized display.
  • The BFF is a self massaging tool that retails for $300, but works surprisingly similarly to a $20 car buffer. That being said, a short demo with the BFF felt incredible after a long day of covering the floor. I nearly purchased one on the spot, despite the price.
  • Redshift Sports showing off their new ShockStop stem.
  • The new Prologo T-Gale comes in two colors and has an integrated saddle-mounted cage holder.
  • The new Prologo T-Gale comes in two colors and has an integrated saddle-mounted cage holder.
  • The new Prologo T-Gale comes in two colors and has an integrated saddle-mounted cage holder.
  • The new Prologo T-Gale comes in two colors and has an integrated saddle-mounted cage holder.
  • Sometimes when it rains, it pours.
  • Now this really had me excited - the Growtac GT Roller Flex. It's a set of rollers with an integrated rock-and-roll fork mount, and variable resistance. This offered a really nice road feel, without the usual limitations of rollers. There are some nice video demos of this trainer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3US7SXSi5c and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_cRfHP_5zs
  • Scott had the Plasma 5 in super stealth trim - I loved it.
  • The new stealth Plasma 5 has a lot of nude carbon as well, though it can be tough to see without just the right light.
  • The Tacx Neo Smart is a casette-mount trainer like the LeMond Revolution or the Wahoo KICKR. It also features some subtle rocking feel, and is extremely quiet.
  • The Tacx Neo Smart is a casette-mount trainer like the LeMond Revolution or the Wahoo KICKR. It also features some subtle rocking feel, and is extremely quiet.
  • Feedback Sports Omnium - a very compact set of rollers with fixed fork mount.
  • Feedback Sports Omnium - a very compact set of rollers with fixed fork mount.
  • The Copenhagen wheel is a completely self-contained electric bike drive that is built right into a rear wheel. This looks scarily easy to hide in a disc wheel to provide electric assistance. In non-paranoid news, it could be used for an assistant to help an athlete motorpace, or its usual function of making for an easy commuter bike.
  • SRAM had some live demos of how to bleed hydraulic brakes, for the many people unfamiliar with that task.
  • And some things at Interbike make you think, 'I just don't want to know.'

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